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Situated in south-eastern France, Valence is a quiet town that is about 100 km south of Lyon. This beautiful little town lies around a vital rail link that connects the country's capital, Paris with Marseilles. The city is also in close proximity to the two world-famous vineyards that produce Crozes Hermitages, the Saint Joseph Winery and Saint Peray winery. This makes it a perfect tourist destination for those looking to experience their first wine tour. The city center at Valence is lined with a number of hotel, and when the hotel room website Venere offers you comprehensive hotel comparisons along with genuine guest reviews and several images of the various in Valence, the condition of the rooms and the areas surrounding the hotel, finding the right Valence hotel is an easy and hassle-free task. Be sure to find the ideal Valence hotel room that suits your budget and preference with Venere.
What's in Valence?
The Kisoque de Peynet (House with Decorated Heads), which stands on the Champ de Mars, is a perfect starting point for you tour of the city. This breath-taking Renaissance era structure is well worth your time as it offers you some truly spectacular architecture and intricate designs. Valence is also the birthplace of ravioli, and a taste of the typical home-made version of the dish is a must try for any foodie while visiting this locale. Plus, this dish is cheap and easily available throughout the city. Another historic structure in this historic town is the Cathedral Saint Apollinaire built in Roman-era style, reportedly in the 11th century. This historic church went through an extensive, large-scale reconstruction during the 17th century. The church also houses the "Pendentif", a funeral monument that was built out of sandstone.
Getting around Valence
The town of Valence is the perfect starting point of spectacular route, the Corniche de Rhone or Coastal Road. Along this route, visitors can check out the two observation spots that offer a truly majestic view of the entire Rhone Valley. From there, guests can visit one of the many French wineries in the region, and even get a few samples. Back in the town, the Fine Art Museum of Valence, formerly the Bishop's Palace, houses an important and historic collection of Hubert Robert drawings as well as some fine art from the 16th century. The township of Valence has plenty to offer tourists both in and around the region. So, don't forget to book your Valence hotel room with Venere and visit the historic town of Valence!